STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin and Joely Mitchell – “Rain continues to fall across much of Victoria today, with a front moving from the west of the state across the state’s west to the central areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices eased this week, influenced by a stronger Australian dollar, but the main AWEX Eastern Market Indicator still finished above 1300 cents/kg clean.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MERINO ram breeders concerned about declining ewe numbers and ram sales have won funding to help boost the industry’s flock. A campaign called ‘Breed More Merino Ewes’ was launched by the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders at the Royal Adelaide Show on Wednesday night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices have provided some support to the falling Australian sheep skin market, but declining lamb and sheep slaughter figures have done little to counteract lower export demand.”
FOREXTV.COM – “MATERIAL MATTERS: The Campaign for Wool will kick off its first wool conference in Scotland later today.
Held in Ayrshire, the Dumfries House Wool Conference will host an international crowd that includes wool experts and fashion industry names such as Marks & Spencer chief executive officer Steve Rowe, Paul Smith, Ermenegildo Zegna chairman Paolo Zegna, president of Condé Nast International and chairman of The Campaign for Wool, Nicholas Coleridge, founder and creative director of Eco-Age Livia Firth, David Gandy, The Savory Institute president and cofounder Allan Savory and Adam Carpets chairman Alan Folwell.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “INTERNATIONAL guests at the World Merino Insight said keeping market share for wool was a challenge for the global industry.
Helen Heddell, of Eskhead Merino stud in New Zealand, and François van der Merwe, of Golden Fleece Merino stud in South Africa, were at the World Merino Insight in Adelaide this week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “THERE was no complaining at last week’s Esperance Breeders’ ram sale where producers in the area are experiencing a good season and reaping the rewards of good wool and sheep prices. “
WWD – by Kristi Garced – “The Australian designer has partnered with Woolmark to launch Suit, a 10-piece collection of tailored suiting…”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller and Murray Arnel – “Agriculture Victoria has confirmed questions about the roll out of mandatory sheep and goat electronic tagging have been around individual stakeholder responsibilities, under the new system.”
ABC RURAL – by Bridget Fitzgerald – “The peak body for Australian superfine wool growers says farmers will continue to fail to earn premium prices unless they can market ethical production to retailers.”